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I keep getting the run around from godaddy regarding HIPAA compliance.

Does anyone have a researched answer on this matter? We have dedicated 5505 and dedicated server with them and I wanted to know if it is possible to make this setup HIPAA/HITECH compliant.

I'm a bit hesitant because when I asked them what the Business Associate agreement with them, they responded, "what is that?"

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Only GoDaddy can answer this, but having worked with HIPAA compliance in the past, I'd guess that they're very unlikely to be compliant unless it's a specific, special service. –  Shane Madden May 7 '12 at 22:03
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This response should be more than enough to convince you they are not what you are looking for. –  SvW May 7 '12 at 22:03
    
If I google for hipaa managed hosting, I get pages full of results that smell of expensive boutique hosters from Google to Germany. If any mainstream hoster was willing to compete in that era they would hardly leave these results to specialty shops... –  rackandboneman May 7 '12 at 22:06
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Amazon's AWS has HIPAA compliant clients. Take a look there. –  ceejayoz May 8 '12 at 1:36
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lol - too localized? i think this would have helped a lot of people. especially the people that are setting up PHI in hosted environments. very especially the ones who did it for the organization i am trying to remediate. –  mson May 11 '12 at 14:16

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Go Daddy Managed servers cannot be made HIPAA complaint. HIPAA requires a DC inspection which will not be possible with our data centers.

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This would seem to be a definitive answer. –  wfaulk May 8 '12 at 0:33

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